Wyrd Daze One

Wyrd Daze One cover art

Greetings Wyrdians, and welcome to a new era of Wyrd Daze!

Click the link below for free access to this issue. (a PDF and an mp3)

 

WYRD DAZE ONE

 

The cover art for this issue was provided by The Implicit Order – there are more haunting images like the one below to be found inside…

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Hookland Guide cover

The Phoenix Guide to Strange England: Hookland by David Southwell returns, and there’s also a Hookland wordsearch, a “Where’s C. L. Nolan” game, and some classic quotes and writing extracts from C. L. Nolan as well.

 

Revenant Winds

I am delighted to present an interview with Aurealis Award-winning fantasy and sci-fi author Mitchell Hogan. His Sorcery Ascendant Sequence is one of my favourite fantasy series, and he took the time to answer my questions in depth. There are some great lesser-known reading recommendations too!

 

Zenith's Edge

An introduction to the Zenith’s Edge multiverse can be found in this issue, including three lost tales that have been cut from the first novel…

 

23a

23 is an special mix by The Ephemeral Man for Wyrd Daze. Harnessing the mighty power of ordered chaos, the number 23 was integral to the mix. Whereas usually all audio clips and tracks are meticulously placed to ensure their optimum position, this mix was enigmatically optimised by placing each track using the number 23. For example: the second track comes in at 2:23 of the first (and the second track, by Coil, is 23:03 minutes long), and the third track come in at 6:23 mark of the second track.

The result is a mix that is as well crafted as any The Ephemeral Man has done, much to his amazement. Hail Eris!

Also worthy of note is spiralling synchronicity with The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu – I use an extract from a recording of A La Fu Live at Burn the Shard 23-11-17 in this mix. There is much to be discovered for those who want to explore the connections. Fnord!

You can download an mp3 of the mix from within Wyrd Daze One or stream below.

WYRD DAZE ONE

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Art makes us think more deeply, strive more intently, and feel joy more profoundly. Creativity in all it’s forms brings further meaning to our lives, allows us to explore existence and communicate our explorations to the world.

 

Thank you for your time – I hope you enjoy Wyrd Daze: One, and I wish you the wyrdest of dreams…

 

ZENITH’S EDGE : an auditory experience

An addition to the Wyrd Daze: One – a music mix / audio drama / audio collage hybrid based on the Zenith’s Edge multiverse. Crafted by The Ephemeral Man.

You can download a copy with the rest of Wyrd Daze: One or stream below…

 

 

 

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Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issue 4

Welcome to Wyrd Daze!

Lvl2 Issue 4 cover

You can download this issue for free HERE

The artworks for this issue have been chosen from the
treasure trove of over one million images that the
British Library released into the Public Domain.

In Fairy Land A series of pictures from the elf-world by Richard Doyle With a poem by W Allingham - caption 'An elf and a fairy kissing'

This issue features three amazing tales of woe and wonder:

Burden to Bear by Kendall Redburn
Changes in the Hive-Town by Martin Hayes
Chitterers by Anthony Morgan-Clark

There is also the latest essay, this time about dark matter,
from our resident wyrd scientist
Melissa Beall
an interview with musician Keith Seatman
and additional art from Paul Watson

This month’s Wyrd Daze EP features the following tracks:

Keith SeatmanStrange Tales & Lost Paper Trails
ConcretismConquistadors
Ashtoreth Séance VIII (Channeling Black Bone)
Kieron MahonThe Men Went to the Moon
PolyporesVoices In The Walls
The Tara ExperimentThe Anomalist

You can download the EP as part of Lvl2 Issue 4, 
or alternatively you can stream it HERE.

Image taken from page 68 of 'Belle and the Dragon. An elfin comedy'

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Download Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issue 4 for free HERE 

Froissart's Chronicles (Volume IV, part 2) - caption 'Masquerade at French court'

Wyrd Daze Lvl2 1,2+3

Wyrd Daze is the multimedia zine of speculative fiction + experimental music, art, and writing. It began life as a one-off print edition in the Summer of 2013 before launching digitally on October 31st. It had a run of 12 issues before being rebooted to Lvl2 in March 2015.

All previous blog posts before this one have now been archived.
Here you will find a showcase and link to Lvl2 Issues 1, 2, +3.

 

The 12 issues of Lvl1 plus a digital copy of the original print zine have now been archived. They are available to $5 tier patrons on the Wyrd Daze Patreon.

Wyrd Daze believes that artists should be paid for their published works.
We would like to create a community of support and enthusiasm for independent artists. The more people support, the more art can be made and appreciated.

Art makes us think more deeply, strive more intently, and feel joy more profoundly. Creativity in all it’s forms brings further meaning to our lives, allows us to explore existence and communicate our explorations to the world.

 

Click to Download Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issues 1, 2, + 3

(A full list of contents for each of the three issues can be found below)

Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issue 1

Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issue 1

Contents :

  • Cover and interior artworks by Eygló Daða Karlsdóttir 
  • Starstuff: an ode to Carl Sagan by Melissa Beall
  • Illu : strange tales from a wyrd world
    by Becky Munich and Leigh Wright
  • Persephone’s Threshold by Jenna Kraus
  • Bacon and Eggs : A Doctor Who universe sidebar story
    by Lee Rawlings
  • Wyrd Sounds: an interview with Saxon Roach
    about his latest IXTAB album, R.O.C
  • Fragments from: The Fife Psychogeographical Collective

    Wyrd Daze Lvl2 EP 1

    • Track One – IXTAB : Parhelion
    • Track Two – The Whip Angels : Persephone’s Threshold
    • Track Three – Wizards Tell Lies : And Then It Awoke

    The Wyrd Daze Podcast

    An extract of a story from Seasons of War, the unofficial Doctor Who charity anthology. The story is called The Celaphas Gift, and it was written by Andrew Smith, who wrote the 1980 Tom Baker era Doctor Who episode: Full Circle (Part One) and its novelisation. He’s since gone on to write several Doctor Who audio adventures for Big Finish. The story is read by Tracey Norman, with sound design by Simon Brett.

    The podcast also features a mix dedicated to poet, maverick, and mystic Daevid Allen by The Ephemeral Man.

Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issue 2

Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issue 2

Contents :

  • Cover and interior artworks by Kev McKie
  • The Ballad of Sophie Nu by Mark Lawrence
  • An interview with Mark Lawrence
  • Shining Apples by Carsia Swenson
  • Walking on the Black Meadow by Chris Lambert
  • The Art of Clara Engel
  • I F***ing Love Science by Melissa Beall
  • Fragments from: The Fife Psychogeographical Collective

There’s a special 5-track compilation of songs by Canadian singer / songwriter Clara Engel as part of the download with this issue, as well as the Wyrd Daze Podcast, which features a special mix for Beltane by The Ephemeral Man


Lvl2 Issue 3

Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issue 3

Contents :

  • Cover and interior artworks by Choncey Langford
  • The June Bug by Chris Lambert
  • Notes from Some Other War by Martin Hayes
  • States of Matter : an essay about the wyrd of science
    by Melissa Beall
  • Pas Musique : an interview with Robert L. Pepper
  • Fragments from : The Fife Psychogeographical Collective

    Wyrd Daze Lvl2 EP 3

Faux Brut : a mix of 4 tracks from 2 albums


Click to Download Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issues 1, 2, + 3